is speaking out about Howard Stern
During her appearance on The Talk
on Tuesday, the Wilson Phillips
singer opened up about being fat shamed during a 1999 interview on Stern
's show, just 9 weeks after she underwent gastric bypass surgery.
"I went to do The Howard Stern Show
and when he was on E!, it was on camera,” Wilson shared. “So when I walked in, the producer Gary
said, ‘Step over here and wait for Howard
.’ Well I didn’t know this, but I was stepping on a scale. And I looked up and in red, big numbers, 233 lbs. showed up on this thing."
"I said, ‘Wait a minute?’ and I looked down and all I could think was ‘Howard
, ready to shame me?’" she said. "They purposely did it.”
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Wilson in 1995 (L) and in 2000 (R).
Photo: Getty Images
Wilson recalled Stern
making offensive comments about her weight